What happens to fire ants during a flood?

Photo by R. Strecker, courtsey of B Adams, LSUImported fire ants live in colonies in the soil. If a colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a living raft that floats on the flood waters. Once the raft

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Fire Ants in a Flood

A red imported fire ant colony floating in flood water. Tremendous amounts of rain can fall over a short period of time resulting in flooding of low-lying areas. With this flooding comes the problem of various “critters” trying to find safe, dry ground. In areas of the south infested with …